Hello, I’m Esther…
If this is your first time to my site, ‘Welcome’. If you’re an old friend returning, ‘Welcome back’.
In the summer of 2013 I quit my so-called ‘successful’ 20-year corporate career in communications to do what many people dream about; I launched my own business. As a personal stylist. A business I never truly loved.
Finally, three years and a period of depression later, I quit my personal styling business at the end of 2016. A decision I made far more difficult than it needed to be. I share my journey in Be Brave Enough To Quit.
I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London, and I’d been coaching on and off in the 10 years since I completed my initial accreditation as a Life and Personal Performance Coach with The Coaching Academy. Throughout 2017 I focused on my work as a coach because that felt like the obvious next step at the time. However, once again, I realised this wasn’t the direction I really wanted to be taking with my life.
So, now I’m doing what I’ve always really wanted to do – but had been too afraid to admit for so long – focusing on my writing. I’m currently writing my first book, a memoir. I also left almost everything that felt comfortable, familiar and safe in London to ride my bike from Istanbul towards Singapore (current location: Laos), with no previous touring cycling experience.
This gave me the opportunity to strip my life bare.
Writing is how I make sense of the world, my thoughts and my feelings. I’m not a prolific blogger, but I’d like to think I’m a thoughtful one, and rather than writing about how far or how fast I’ve travelled, I prefer to share the life lessons I learn on the road. You can read my blog here.
If you’d like to keep in touch please sign up for my monthly Love Letters below, or you can say hello here.